I realized a couple of weeks ago that I was in a recipe rut. Oh don’t get me wrong, I was pinning away to my trusty Pinterest Recipe Board like crazy, but I was not making any of these said recipes. That annoys me, so I did something about it.
So my first experiment was this guy from Val So Cal…
Prosciutto, Asparagus and Parmesan Spaghetti
Does it not look mouth watering?!
It’s a pretty simple recipe, but, doggone it, I found a way to screw it up. I tried to make it not So MANY Cals (see what I did there??), so I omitted the heavy cream and used whole milk – mistake.
If I were to try this again, I would make it just as the recipe states. AND I would have extra prosciutto and shredded parmesan for the top. Since prosciutto is so expensive, however, I'm pretty certain that bacon would work, too.
It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t the taste extravaganza that Val’s picture depicts, either. Michael and the kids liked it, although no one was doing summersaults over it.
My next experiment was this beauty from my favorite kids’ food blog, Super Healthy Kids…
I had such high hopes for it because the mister and I LOVE Greek food, and the kids loved the gyro meat we got from our favorite Lebanese restaurant. So this was my try at it…
The verdict: Michael devoured it; it was just okay for me; the kids detested it. They actually spat it from their mouths.
If I had to do it over again, I would omit the Tzatziki sauce on the kids’ gyros; it was too sour for them. AND, no offense to SHK, but I’d probably make Carmella’s Tzatziki sauce instead. It’s pretty delicious.
So I laid out some of my fresh, whole wheat bread (but any bread will do). I crumbled up the gyro meat and then put shredded cheese on top. All I had was Colby Jack, but it did just fine. Mozzarella would have worked best, probably. Then I topped that with parmesan and a little crumbled feta, and I set it under the broiler for a few minutes just until the cheese melted and the bread was toasty.
O.M.G. – delicious! You can pretty much do this method with just about anything and it will turn out delicious.
Two thumbs up from the older kids. Samuel was the biggest fan. He actually said I was the best mom ever – and he never exaggerates.
It took the little ‘un a minute to warm up to it, but he liked it, too. He actually picked all of the meat and cheese off of the bread and just ate that and not the bread.
And if you missed it, the Mexican Pizza was my third experiment…